SAO PAULO – Auto makers here are using the U.S. industry’s dismal scenario to frighten Brazilian workers into accepting lower wages for new employees. General Motors do Brasil Ltda., for example, is expanding production at its Sao Caetano do Sul, Sao Paulo, plant by 50,000 vehicles per year after its Sao Jose dos Campos factory refused to accept lower salaries for new workers. Before last year, GM Brazil, along with other domestic auto makers, negotiated buyouts for employees willing to ...
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